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Valiano Poggio Teo Chianti Classico 2008, Italy


Fifty years ago, the Valiano estate was owned by Giovanni Gronchi, Tuscan-born former president of the Italian Republic. It's now in the hands of another family. The 2008 Poggio Teo, named after one of those postcard-perfect Tuscan hills, shows excellent concentration for the money, with berry preserves and dark chocolate supporting substantial tannins. A tad austere at the moment, it should open up with decanting or three to five years in the cellar.

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Beppi Crosariol writes about wine and spirits in the Globe Life and Style sections.He has been The Globe's wine and spirits columnist for more than 10 years. In the late 1990s, he also wrote a food trends column called The Biting Edge.Beppi used to cover business law for ROB and previously edited the paper's weekly technology section. More


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